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“DON’T WORRY, Egypt’s National Security is a red line that can not be crossed”, says President El Sisi

During the presidential initiative “decent life” at the Cairo Stadium, Egyptain president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi spoke to the Egyptian people about many issues that concern the country in this difficult period of human history, while the government is giving all efforts to provide a decent life for Egyptians through the …

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Sudanese army says making progress on Ethiopian border

A senior Sudanese commander said on Wednesday that his forces have secured the eastern border with Ethiopia, state news agency SUNA reported. Lieutenant General Issam Mohammad Hassan Karar said the army was deployed within the borders to secure agricultural areas and retrieve all Sudanese lands in accordance with the 1902 …

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War drums over Blue Nile

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday warned Ethiopia of the risk of conflict over its giant dam on the Blue Nile after talks involving the two countries and Sudan ended without progress. Ethiopia is pinning its hopes of economic development and power generation on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, …

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Rape in Tigray with encroachment of Ethiopian forces

The UN says it has received “disturbing” reports of sexual violence and abuse in Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray region, including of individuals forced to rape members of their own family. Pramila Patten, the UN’s special representative on sexual violence in conflict, said she was greatly concerned by serious allegations from the …

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Latest Nile negotiations break down

Negotiations between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt, in a long-running dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile, have reached a new impasse, the three countries said on Sunday. “We cannot continue this vicious cycle of circular talks indefinitely,” Sudanese irrigation minister Yasir Abbas said in a …

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As Ethiopia falls apart, Sudan prepares for refugee influx

Up to 200,000 refugees could pour into Sudan while fleeing the deadly conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, officials say, while the first details are emerging of largely cut-off civilians under growing strain. Long lines have appeared outside bread shops in the Tigray region, and supply-laden trucks are stranded at …

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Khartoum threatened by latest Nile floods

Flood waters in Sudan have reached the highest levels on record, killing dozens of people, destroying thousands of homes and encroaching on some neighbourhoods of the capital Khartoum. The flooding comes despite Ethiopia starting to fill the reservoir behind a giant new dam upstream on the Blue Nile in July. …

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